Black and Gold: Four Decades of the Boston Bruins in Photographs

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 64 pages
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A history of the Boston Bruins in pictures, newly revised and updated to cover the spectacular 2010-2011 Stanley Cup-Winning Season!

A pictorial history of the Boston Bruins, Black and Gold is a tribute to one of the NHL's Original Six teams and hockey's most popular franchises. A storied team with a long and rich history spanning almost ninety years, the Bruins have been home to some of the greatest names in the sport, including legends like Ray Bourque, Cam Neely, Terry O'Reilly, Don Cherry, Bobby Orr, and Joe Thornton.

Featuring four decades of pictures from long-time team photographer Steve Babineau, and accompanying text by broadcaster Rob Simpson, Black and Gold documents the six-time Stanley Cup winning team, including magic moments from the past, star players and coaches, Bruins goalies, grinders, and the old Boston Garden.

  • Revised to commemorate the 2011 Winter Classic and the team's epic Stanley Cup victory
  • Packed with 32 all-new pages of iconic images and insightful commentary
  • Includes a Foreword by hockey great Don Cherry

This epic collection, featuring many never-before-seen photographs, is guaranteed to bring back memories for every Bruins fan who bleeds black and gold.

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I have been a huge Bruins fan for about 35 years, so of course I had to own this book! It's a great read for anyone interested in the history of the Boston Bruins or anyone interested in hockey at all ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Rob Simpson is an established hockey reporter, commentator and writer. He has written a number of magazine and newspaper articles about the game on and off the ice, and also penned the 2005 book Between the Lines, about the Hall-of-Fame career of long-time NHL linesman Ray “Scampy” Scapinello. A 25-year veteran of the broadcasting business, Simpson recently spent three years as a Boston Bruins TV program host and rink-side reporter for the New England Sports Network.  He also produced and hosted Hockey Odyssey on the NHL Network. For four years, Simpson produced and hosted Maple Leaf America on Leafs TV in Toronto. His favorite and frequent pastime is travel, which is for fun and business. Presently a Delaware family man off-season, he’s taken a career path less traveled, with previous stops in Alabama, Florida, Australia, Hawaii, and Idaho. 

Photographer Steve Babineau has spent the last 35 years accumulating hundreds of thousands of images of the Boston Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox, as well as special event and concert photos from the Boston Garden and the TD Banknorth Garden. Hockey being his first love, the former high school player has dedicated himself to capturing the great moments on and off the ice for the Bruins and the NHL in Boston and beyond. H is images have appeared in countless magazines, yearbooks, on hockey cards and promotional items, and on-line. Babs currently runs Sports Action Photography with his son Brain, who began taking photos with dad two decades ago. Babineau resides in Massachusetts during the hockey season, for a little while longer anyway, and in Florida during the off-season, where he and his family enjoy the sunshine and frequenting Disney.

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